Elijah Blue Allman is a singer, guitarist, and artist from the United States. He is the son of Cher, the pop queen, and Gregg Allman, the rocker. Elijah Blue Allman, better known by his stage name Phillips Exeter Blue I, is a founding member of the heavy metal band ‘Deadsy.’ He has three albums with the band: ‘Deadsy’ (1996), ‘Commencement’ (2002), and ‘Phantasmagore’ (2003). (2006). He formed a solo project called ‘Elijah Blue and the Trapezoids’ after the band went on hiatus in 2007, and released three demos on his MySpace website in 2008. He’s intimated several times since 2014 that the band Deadsy would make a reappearance shortly. He has appeared on songs by Orgy, Sugar Ray, Coal Chamber, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Korn, among others. He’s also a painter, and his first show, ‘Step-and-Repeat,’ at Kantor Gallery in April 2010, was a smash hit. In August 2010, he staged another exhibition at the Madison Gallery in Malibu called “Stuff of Legends.” His paintings and installations at both displays served as “commentaries on the unholy union of celebrity and capitalism,” since he was a vocal critic of celebrity life’s superficiality.
The Ascension to Stardom
Elijah Blue Allman was exposed to the world of music at a young age as a result of his parents’ house parties, which were frequented by renowned members of the music industry.
However, he claims that he was not able to properly comprehend the chance at the time. He received his first guitar as a present from Gene Simmons, the bassist of the band Kiss, when he was 13 years old, and went on to travel as a musician with his mother.
He played the guitar in the music video for her song ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ in 1989. He attempted but failed, to secure the position of guitarist for ‘Nine Inch Nails’ in 1994.
In 1995, he formed the heavy metal band ‘Deadsy’ under the stage name Phillips Exeter Blue I.
He was the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist, with Alec Püre on drums, Dr. Nner on synthesizer, Carlton Megalodon on Ztar, and Jens Funke on bass rounding out the lineup. So far, the band has released three albums.
Scandals & Controversies
Following his marriage to English singer Mariangela ‘Angie’ King, Elijah Blue Allman made headlines in early 2014 when he opened up about his rift with his mother, Cher.
Before their marriage, the pair resided with Cher at her Malibu compound for a short time before moving out as the situation became uncomfortable. After his famous mother failed to congratulate him following his engagement, Elijah, who isn’t one to wait for permission, chose to elope with his fiancée.
Cher was not invited to the wedding when the pair eventually married. In exchange, she did not invite the newlywed pair to her family’s Christmas celebration, which prompted him to launch an angry Twitter rant.
He revealed that the mother and son have a history of not speaking and that they didn’t speak for a few years after he formed his band. He also said that after he was sent to boarding school at the age of seven, their connection worsened.
His mother once sent him to a military school as a punishment. He confessed that he began doing narcotics at the age of 11 when talking about his childhood.
During the years that followed, he had several life-threatening overdoses and had to go to treatment for his drug addiction.
He also stated that when he was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2007, his mother did not take it seriously, describing the situation as “the closest to death I’ve ever been.”
Elijah’s Personal Experiences
Elijah Blue Allman was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 10, 1976, to celebrity parents Cher and Gregg Allman.
His mother is a pop icon known as the ‘Goddess of Pop,’ and his father was a singer, songwriter, and musician who was a founding member of the ‘Allman Brothers Band.’
In 1979, his parents split. From his mother’s side, he has one half-brother, Chaz Bono, and four half-siblings from his father’s side, Delilah, Michael, Layla, and Devon Allman. His father died on May 27, 2017, after a long battle with liver cancer.
Elijah has dated celebrities such as Bijou Phillips, Heather Graham, Kate Hudson, and Paris Hilton at various times in his life.
He met ‘Angie’ King on a blind date while in Germany for Lyme disease treatment and fell in love right away. On December 1, 2013, the pair married in their Beverly Hills home.
She is a member of Tranquilo, Elijah’s record company, and is a member of a German pop band.
Estimated Net worth
Elijah Blue Allman has a net worth of $10 million dollars as an American musician and modern artist.